TISS R.A.T. for M.Phil & PhD Admissions 2017

Aditi Gupta updated on : 20 Oct 2016

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TISS M.Phil & PhD Admissions 2017

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has invited applications for admission to its Intergrated M.Phil-Ph.D programme and Direct Ph.D programme for the academic session of 2017. The programme is available at all the four campuses of TISS- TISS Mumbai, TISS Guwahati, TISS Hyderabad and TISS Tuljapur.

TISS M.Phil & PhD Admissions 2017 Application and Selection Process

Interested candidates can fill the application form for integrated M.Phil-PhD programme and Direct PhD programme before the last date, i.e. January 16, 2017.

  • Visit http://admissions.tiss.edu/ to fill the application form
  • Once you have created a login ID and password for yourself, you can save the application at any point and complete it  afterwards before January 16
  • After the submission of the online application, pay the application fees via- Credit/Debit Card/Netbanking
  • Document that need to be uploaded- Photograph, signatures, caste certificate, TISS copy of challan (if the application fee is paid in cash), PWD certificate, Armed Force certificate
  • The final selection will be done in the month of May 2017 and the list of selected candidates will be uploaded on the TISS website

TISS M.Phil & PhD Admissions 2017 Application Timeline



Last Date for submission of Application

January 16, 2017, 6 PM

Declaration Shortlisted candidates for R.A.T.*

January 30, 2017, 9 PM


February 10, 2017

Announcement of candidates for P.I.

February 28, 2017

Personal Interview (at Guwahati, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Tuljapur Campus)

March 22-31, 2017

Declaration of selected candidates

Last week of April 2017

*R.A.T - Research Aptitude Test

TISS M.Phil & PhD Admissions 2017 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have a Second Class Master's or any other equivalent degree in the relevant subject from a recognised university with a minimum of 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PWD candidates)
  • Candidates in the final year of their Master's degree are also eligible to apply
  • Work Experience is not required for the integrated M.Phil & PhD programme, in case of direct Ph.D admission- a minimum of 5 years PG work experience is required
  • Submission of research proposal is important for this programme for both the programmes

More About R.A.T (Research Aptitude Test)

R.A.T will comprise of two sections-

  • Section 1 will test qualitative /quantitative skills
  • Section 2 will have subject/program/research based questions

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